Dissertation in Economic or Social History

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Peter Sims SAR 6.15


This course is compulsory on the BSc in Economic History, BSc in Economic History with Economics and BSc in Economics and Economic History. This course is available on the BSc in Economics with Economic History. This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.

Course content

The subject of the dissertation should relate broadly to one of the economic history courses that have been chosen. This course consists of two intensive workshops where students present their research questions and preliminary findings. The first workshop will be in the 9th week of Michaelmas term and the second in the 7th week of Lent term. These workshops serve to recap the dissertation related materials covered in EH237 and to provide feedback on dissertation research. Both of these workshops are compulsory.


Dissertation (90%, 10000 words) and dissertation draft (5%) in the LT.
Proposal (5%) in the MT.

The dissertation must not exceed 10,000 words in length. After being marked, the dissertation will not be returned to the candidate.

Key facts

Department: Economic History

Total students 2018/19: 73

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Capped 2018/19: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills